LSAT time management.
December 7, 2010 1:04 PM Subscribe
Taking the LSAT on Saturday. I still frequently have a hard time finishing the logic games section in 35 minutes. Help me select from among three styles of time management.
posted by thehandsomecamel to Education (44 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
There's already a general question about logic games time management in AskMe, but this one is more specific.
I generally do well (nearly perfect) with the logic games given a little more time than is actually available per game (8:45). If I have ten to eleven minutes, I can solve most problems easily. Of course, I don't have that much time. Here are the strategies I'm considering:
1) Attempt all four problems, stopping work at 8:15 or so on each problem and moving on. Obvious downside: I have to sink time into setting up each problem, and that time might be better spent completing questions on a game I've already set up.
2) Attempting the problems sequentially and working methodically to ensure each answer is correct. Obvious downside: I don't know if there are easier problems later that I won't get to try; I might end up with fewer correct answers overall.
3) Looking over problems briefly and trying to guess which one is the hardest, putting that one off. Obvious downside: I could guess wrong, and I'd have to eat up a minute or two of precious time reading ahead.
What are your experiences with the techniques above? Anything particularly disastrous or particularly helpful?